Governor Hochul Announces New COVID-19 Treatment Hotline

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New York State is starting to treat COVID-19 via telephone.

Governor Hochul says a new free hotline will serve New Yorkers who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have a healthcare provider. Residents across the state can call 888-TREAT-NY 24 hours a day to connect with professionals who have clinical training and can provide treatment or referrals if needed. Patients with insurance will pay a co-pay based on their plan and the state Department of Health will cover the costs of the service for those without health care coverage. More information about COVID-19 treatment options can be found at

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